Green Ganesha – 10 Ideas to DIY with Eco-friendly Materials

Ganesha Chathurthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is here and the excitement is visible! Indians celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with great fervor and delight. We bring Ganpati to our homes. Usually, these idols are made of POP and pose a threat to the environment. They cause lots of pollution and contaminate our water bodies.

This year, let us do our bit to preserve and protect our environment by making Ganesha idols at home with eco-friendly and easily available materials.

Here are 10 ideas to make your Ganesha from eco-friendly materials.

10 Ideas to make your Eco-Friendly Ganesha


Ganesha is a much-loved God and making him out of clay is such fun! Here’s an easy, step-by-step tutorial for an eco-friendly Ganesh idol that you can make at home!

Papermachie ­

Papermachie Ganesha is so easy to do!


Mould your Ganesha they way you want it with paper! No one will believe it is made of paper!

Rice and Plain Flour

Try making Ganesha idols with Maida (all purpose flour) and rice flour. Use food colours to make it eco-friendly and cost effective! You can also make Ganesha with wheat flour.


The turmeric Ganesha looks divine!

Play Doh Ganesha

Kids will love to make Ganesha with play-doh!

Stone Ganesha

Use Stones or small rocks and clay to make your Ganesha! So easy and creative!

Leaf Ganesha

Green Ganesha – true to its name! So imaginative!

Fruits and Vegetables

Go ahead and get creative with fruits and vegetables!

Chocolate Ganesha

Make your Ganesha and eat it too!

More ideas here! You can also check out more ways to make Ganeshas out of household items. Create something that you can worship with reverence and immerse with pride!

Do try making one of these.  Unable to make one of these? Don’t worry! You can buy eco-friendly idols too!






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